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Six Tips for Implementing Effective PD from Northwest ISD

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 20, 2020 1:13:06 PM

This year, educators around the state are seeing normal PD schedules disrupted or challenged by COVID-19 restrictions. And many schools and districts are turning to remote PD for the first time.

Northwest ISD, a quickly growing district in Dallas-Fort Worth, has been using the Texas OnCourse Academy to provide virtual lessons to their college and career staff for the past couple of years. Here are some tips that they’ve utilized for implementing professional development along the way. Find more tips and tools like this in our new remote PD toolkit.

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Topics: Professional Development, Administrators, Distance Learning

Reducing Implicit Bias in Advising

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 15, 2020 9:25:34 AM

In an era of social distancing and virtual advising and instruction, implicit biases can do even more harm to our students. With this webinar, become more aware of implicit biases and learn practices to reduce them. 

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COVID-19 Update: Virtual Graduations in Texas

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 7, 2020 6:24:53 PM

This week we're talking about how Texas high schools can hold graduation ceremonies in the era of COVID-19.

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Topics: Coronavirus, High School

COVID-19 Update: Which Texas Universities Will be Open This Fall?

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 1, 2020 12:30:23 PM

This week in Texas education we're covering updates on Fall 2020 operations at major Texas universities.

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New Online Learning Tools for Texas Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 3:23:56 PM

Today we’re talking Texas education updates, and we’re covering: 

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Topics: Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Distance Learning

New Videos: Prep Your Students for High School and College

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 1:26:52 PM

We can’t imagine what it’s like for our students to be out of school and managing uncertainty as they prepare for a big transition. 

So Texas OnCourse created a couple of short videos to help students prepare for a stellar freshman year, whether they’re headed to high school or college.

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Topics: Middle School, Video, Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Students, Distance Learning

COVID-19 Education Update: NCAN Toolkit, NCAA Eligibility

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 22, 2020 3:08:47 PM

Today, we're giving you update on two important resources for Texas high school students:

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Topics: Applying to College, Coronavirus, Distance Counseling

Top 7 Online Teaching Tips, from Educators Like You

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 21, 2020 11:07:08 PM

Strengthen your online teaching abilities by learning from other educators! Lisa Shaw and Julie Stavropoulos share their top online teaching tips below. Lisa is currently Texas OnCourse’s implementation coordinator and formerly a CTE educator. Julie is currently Texas OnCourse’s curriculum and instruction writer and formerly an English teacher. Below are their top tips for teaching and connecting with students remotely.

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Topics: Coronavirus, Distance Counseling, Distance Learning

How to Help Students during COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 21, 2020 1:06:16 PM

This month, we shifted our usual monthly webinar to make space for educators to learn from one another and discuss resources for teaching and advising during COVID-19. More than 600 people registered to join the conversation. If you weren’t able to join the discussion live, watch the recording:

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Topics: Professional Development, Educators, Student Enrichment, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates on the SAT and ACT

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 20, 2020 6:08:03 PM

Texas OnCourse has your latest updates on COVID-19 and Texas education. Today, we’re covering the latest on the SAT and ACT.

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Topics: Coronavirus, High School, Entrance Exams